It’s a new year. Again. Does anyone else feel like they should stay the same age this year’s birthday? Can I turn 26 again in 2021? 2020 was a limbo year. When 2021 hit, like most others, I set some new year intentions. Also like most others, one of those intentions is to lose some weight and gain some strength. Ground-breaking, right? This time felt and is different though. I didn’t set a date that revolved around me being in a swim suit. I didn’t start January off with a Whole30 or cut out sugar, although I almost started a Whole30. So what’s changed? Why is this time different? Why is this year, really the year I get healthier again?Continue reading
You call them resolutions, I call them my “New Year’s Intentions.”
Potâto, potāto. Let’s call the whole thing off–wait no, don’t do that. I want to keep with my intentions, and I know you want to keep with your resolutions this year too. Unfortunately, the majority of people drop off from their new year resolutions, even as soon as January.
I say, let’s be in the rough 8% that carry out their intentions/resolutions/goals this year. We can do it! And here’s how, start NOW! Continue reading
I can tell when I’m passionate about something, when I truly care about something. I give it my all. I have the “all or nothing” personality. It bites me in the ass sometimes (a lot of the times), and it also allows me to know myself better. I know when something or someone is worth my time, because I prioritize it/him/her in my life. One of my biggest pet peeves is when I hear the phrase/excuse “I don’t have time.” You do have time. I have time. We both have the same amount of time. What differs between you and I and our time, is how we choose to spend it, how we prioritize it. When I hear the phrase “I don’t have time,” or when I use the phrase “I don’t have time,” I really hear, “It’s not a priority of mine.” And guess what?? That’s totally okay! Continue reading
There is this thing. It occurs every year, and it happens every week for five weeks beginning the end of February (today) to March. It is known by those who are familiar with CrossFit as “The Open.” Dun dun dun… It brings a crazy mix of feelings ranging from fear, excitement, nervousness, motivation, etc. For those unfamiliar with the CrossFit world, it’s pretty much five surprise workouts announced weekly that brings together the CrossFit community. It is incredible in that sense. Community is huge in CrossFit. Personally speaking, my gym and every coach, member, dog, etc. in it, do not just fall into the category of “fitness,” but also “friendship.” The Open magnifies this experience globally. That’s right. I said, globally. Continue reading
Sometimes when you are busy making heaps of progress, you forget to look back to reflect on how far you’ve come. When striving for a goal, of course you want to head in the forward direction, but sometimes you have to go backwards to jumpstart yourself. This concept holds true for all aspects of life: fitness, nutrition, health, heart, happiness, etc. That is where I am at this current moment. Without realizing, nor exactly volunteering, I took a few steps backward recently and this is what I discovered… Continue reading
I admit– I get discouraged. I let minor set backs make me feel like I have lost everything. Looking back, I always realize this is not the case though. It just takes a great deal of strength and courage to get back up and keep fighting. If you are like me, you are your own worst enemy. I have to constantly remind myself that eventually the storm will pass and the sun will shine again. Continue reading